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to catch something of the spirit of Christ in spite of the slave drivers, some body yelled "FIRE." You know the rest. And now the kept press tells us how the mine operators and the busi ness men of the Citizens' Alliance are doing everything in their power to help. They can't help the children who are dead. They can't help those who are alive by giving them a few pennies, or some food and clothing. Any sympathy they express will be empty words coming from hollow hearts and uttered by lying lips. What the miners and their wives and children want is LIBERTY and JUSTICE. They, want the right to LIVE as decent human beings, brothers of the millionaires down in Brookline, Massachusetts, who live in luxurious ease on the money ground out of the overworked bodies and impoverished minds of their slaves of the mines. It is unthinkable that any mine operator would deliberately inspire any man to such fiendish work as that of the devil who is responsible for that awful calamity of Christmas eve. But those operators had inspired hatred of the miners and of the union ; and it is not reasonable to suppose that any miner friendly to the people in that hall would do what was done. If it was dona by a man who had been hired to hate the miners and the union leaders, ana who was wearing a deputy's badge as his badge of servi tude, then the men who hired and inspired that deputy or gunman, are morally responsible for his crime. But the shame of it all is upon ALL of us we who make this land of the free and home of the slave. For had it not been for our selfishness and our cowardly indifference, there would have been an investigation long ago of the barbarous conditions in Houghton county an investigation by the United States government an investigation of such public character that the kept newspapers of Privilege and Big Business would have been forced to give It that publicity which the situation deserves. All we read now is that a FUND is being raised for the victims of man's greed and man's inhumanity to man. FUND! Bah! What those human slaves in Hougton county want is liberty and JUSTICE. You can't get that for them by passing the hat. Either YOU and I have got to help them get it, or they've got to fight for it. The mine owners won't drop it in the hat. -o o- . CALLS HANS SCHMIDT SANE New York City, Dec. 26. The first witness today in the trial of Hans Schmidt, charged with murder of Anna Aumueller, was Dr. Thomas F. McDonald, alienist for the prosecu tion, called in rebuttal, to tell of his examination of Schmidt in the tombs, in the state's effort to prove that Schmidt is feigning insanity. Dr. McDonald said Schmidt com plained of a headache, but finally consented to the inquiry. He said the voice of God had told him to slay Anna Aumueller, but insisted that it was a male voice. Confronted with the fact that when arrested he said St Elizabeth told him to do murder, Schmidt said thatt he voice of God and the voice of St. Elizabeth were one to him. McDonald testified that they then told Schmidt he was a liar and Schmidt flew into a towering rage. Defense counsel interposed that al most any man would exhibit rage when called a liar.